Being an owner of a presentable home is no small thing. For fulfilling’s this both interior and exterior play an important role. This means that the design of your patio can sometimes be as important as the design of your living room. However, beauty is an extremely subjective thing and fashion constantly shifts. When all of this is taken into a consideration, one question remains: how is it possible to achieve a suitable contemporary décor for your patio? Here are some tips and tricks that we hope might be of help.
- Keep it real
Same as any other art form, the art of decoration have undergone a complex evolution process in order to reach where it is now. Different things were constantly falling in and out of fashion but as always, it is not about what you have but what you do with it. Always remember that your patio’s primary function should be your pleasure and enjoyment so it might be best if you were to keep it casual. Make your patio appealing to the eye but never forget, it’s about what you feel about it that counts the most.
- Less is more
It simply doesn’t get clearer than this: “do not overcrowd your patio!” You may have so many ideas about everything you want to add to add to it but this doesn’t mean every idea is a good one. If you simply cannot control yourself, treat your patio like a smallest room in the house, or set yourself a moderate budget. This will ensure that you enhance it only with things that you deem absolutely necessary. Having too much stuff out there might seem inappropriate or even make your patio look cheap.
- The nature is your friend
When speaking about contemporary, most people make a mistake of believing that it is a synonym of the word modern (meaning concrete, steel and glass). However, the patio décor undergone a full circle and is now exactly where it started from, the garden of Mother Nature. Try to add as much natural elements like vines or large pot plants to your patio and thus pacify all the concrete in its surrounding.
- Sometimes, you got to give back
As we said, the earth is your friend, so why not send some of this love back to it. Several decades ago, our world was at a crossroads. The easier, more obvious path led to impending doom and annihilation and its only alternative was the salvation of our environment. More and more people are making their mind for the latter every day. Give your contribution to this struggle for the preservation of our beautiful blue and green planet by getting some eco-friendly furniture for your patio.
- Add a fiery element
Sure you can just make your patio into an outdoor sitting room, but why settle for this when you can transform it into a genuine shrine to your own free time. The ancient philosophers recognized the influence of natural elements of water, air, earth and fire on our behavior and our ability to relax. Now, while first three elements are everywhere, fiery solution is not something you see often. By adding an outdoor fireplace, a custom made fire pit or even some DIY candle lanterns, you can transform you same old patio into something truly unique and majestic.
- Add some texture to the walls
Things that are on your patio are extremely important for the impression that it makes, this much is true, still they are not the only thing that is important. The surroundings of your patio are as vital for its outlook as anything else. Paint or customize the exterior walls to go well with your patio for maximum effect. For example, urban style exterior wall cladding is an excellent choice to achieve the desired contemporary appeal.
- Use the cloth
For oriental theme (since oriental lifestyle is something that will never get outdated), try painting your furniture into some rich colors like dark red or gold and add some cloth to the mix, a lot of it. The texture of wall cloth can easily be used to decorate some of your patio’s elements. To make things even better, this is one of the most effective, yet inexpensive things you can do to give your patio that look of the Far East.
- Make your patio weather proof
Regardless of where you live, there is at least one type of weather occurrence that you are not looking forward to. This being said, it is completely up to you if you are going to be ready or not. When it comes to the heavy downpour the only thing that can help you is an expensive and quality wooden construction. However, if the sun rays are the thing that bothers you, investing into a custom made shade sail might be just the thing you need.
- Metal furniture
Although some might find wood furniture to be more appealing, when it comes to endurance and maintenance, metal is second to none. Metal furniture is as practical as it gets and contemporary is all about practicality. Why spend long hours worrying about the state of your outdoors furniture, your patio is there to help you relax, not be another issue that won’t let you sleep at night. Additionally, metal furniture can be extremely stylish and is easy to combine with most patio elements.
- Let there be light
While still speaking about the practicality of your patio, it is vital that we address the matter of light. During the day, your patio will get all the natural light there is out there, unfortunately once the night gathers this will change drastically. Solving your patio’s light issues can enable you to spend serene evening nights with your closest friends and family on what has by now become your favorite part of the house.
Decorating your patio is an extremely important thing because it has not only aesthetic but also an invaluable practical role. There is nothing that beats the idea of relaxing in an outdoor haven that was tailored by your own ideas. A world is your oyster so let this patio be your canvas!